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... set around 1450 BC, had a capital called Indraprastha on the Yamuna River. Purana Qila is thought to stand on top of this historic site. Construction was started by Humayun during his first reign from 1528-40. In 1540, Sher Shah defeated him and took over construction, and added many new buildings.
Then in 1555, after Sher Shah’s successor died, Humayun, regained control and took up residence in Purana Qila. Remember that Humayun, after being in power ...
... every cent ;) Our evening dinner was massive thalis served to us by men in turbans (see my Instagram @heatharoonie or snaps!) followed by a wee bit of Delhi belly (it was inevitable, and worth it). We explored a Jain temple, its bird hospital (Jains won't even kill bugs, thus they have a bird sanctuary for vegetarian birds, and an outpatient ward for carnivorous ones) and the old area of alleyways called Chandi Chowk ...
... but none the less jumped in one and headed to our hotel. After being shown a couple of rooms we picked a large room, fairly clean and pretty quiet. When we went down to check-in however we realized that we were at a different hotel with the same name as the one we had booked. Being satisfied with the room at a lower price, friendly staff and a good location we opted to stay. This did however mean that we wouldn't be going to our pre-arranged Taj Mahal day ...
... for sale, meat hanging in butchers shops, Islamic shops selling art, books and CDs, with glittering prayer beads and decorated wall hangings. We could smell incense and hear the sound of qawwali getting closer as well as the shouts of 'take off shoes' getting louder as we approached Nizamuddins tomb. Inside, there was a massive crowd seated around a group of about 7 or so sufi qawwali performers. The audience watched and every so often someone would get up and ...
... him to have lunch with me.
His name was Simon, and he was travelling from Toronto to Uganda. We
ended up having a really great conversation about family, charity, and
football. We would talk about football, since he was Simon
Sserunkuma (after a quick google search) former player for Toronto FB and now
heading back to play for Uganda’s National Team! We both decided we needed to shower, and rest
– and head back to the airport.